Chic Pixel Plus Episode 7 – Bomberman Canon

Why, if it isn’t another episode of Chic Pixel Plus! I bet you were getting worried, huh? Well never fear, both myself and Chic Pixel Plus are alive and well! A bout of a fiendish flu had me out of commission for most of the week, but I’ve finally bested the microbes. I promise the next episode won’t be so hellishly late!

This week I’m joined by someone so famous they even have their own Wikipedia page! Hayden Scott-Baron is a professional game designer, illustrator, and manga artist, so it was great to virtually sit down and chat with him about his interests, inspirations, and past and current projects. His game experience ranges from the LostWinds series to Tumbledrop, and he even came in second place in the the third volume of the UK & Ireland edition of the Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga contest. I could go on, but I think it’s best if you just listen to the podcast and hear the man speak for himself!

Not only do I grill Hayden about his professional life, but we talk extensively about anime, manga, and games, as well. In particular, Hayden teaches me a thing or two about importing and the joy of interesting games that aren’t necessarily good. We also reminisce about the early days of anime in the west, while Bomberman Fantasy Race makes us stop to consider the possibilities of a Bomberman universe canon… The podcast clocks in at just about two hours, making it my longest yet, but I do hope you give it a listen!

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In the interest of getting this podcast up in a timely manner, I’ve decided to come back and add the time codes later, as I’m not sure how useful they are to folks anyway. Please let me know if you like to have them!

Opening ♫ – Mr. Driller’s Theme – Mr. Driller Drill Land
Closing ♫ – Theme Song – Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 

Get in touch with Hayden via Twitter or his website!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.

  • enorka miho

    I understand the part about not being old enough in the realm of gaming compare to some older players. Especially when it come to being a fan of some old series. The proclamation may at times lack some solid ground. Then again it can never stop me from liking something.

  • apricotsushi

    Thanks as always for your great comments! I didn’t go into great detail in the podcast, but I should note that no one has ever specifically said I was “too young” or anything like that with regards to gaming. Mostly, I feel bad that I haven’t experienced a lot of older games I hear are really great! I totally intend to play them someday, but there’s just so many new games coming out I want to try, plus all the older stuff that I haven’t gotten to, that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to completely catch up! So, in that sense, whenever people talk about really great older games I can’t help but feel a little guilty that I haven’t had the chance to play them.

    But hey, I always say play what you enjoy! I’m always glad to see people be open-minded about others’ interests. It’s not fun to get uptight about what others like and dislike!

  • enorka miho

    well said.. and sorry.. I think I misunderstood that part.. lol.. Maybe I was thinking too much about my own situation.. And thanks for the podcast.. Enjoy it allot.. 😀